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Equisetum hyemale

Equisetum hyemale L.

scouringrush horsetail

Equisetum hyemale (Scouringrush Horsetail)
Image ID: 16
Image by: Justice, William S.
Image Collection: W. S. Justice Slide Collection

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: EQHY
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Equisetum hyemale
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2019-09-26

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: EQUIS
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Equisetum
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Horsetail
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 15 species, nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION:
GENUS REFERENCES: Hauke in FNA (1993b); Zhang & Turland in FoC (2013); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Hauke in Kramer & Green (1990); Des Marais et al. (2003); Guillon (2004).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: EQUISE
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Equisetaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Michaux ex A.P. de Candolle 1804
FAMILY COMMON: Horsetail Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family with a single genus and about 15 species.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Hauke in FNA (1993b); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Hauke in Kramer & Green (1990); Des Marais et al. (2003).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 2-5 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Whorled
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LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

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White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable

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NATIVE RANGE: throughout North America

HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Scouring rush (commonly called rough horsetail) is evergreen, the masses of its stems appearing very dark green in winter. It forms dense clonal colonies, and is often found in wet woods, moist hillsides and the sides of water bodies. Keep in mind that it is best to plant tall scouring-rush in a container as it has the tendency to spread to form large colonies in the wild. The rough bristles have a high silica content and were used to scour or clean pots, hence the common name of scouring rush. These unique plants are living relics from an age millions of years before the dinosaurs existed!

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SOIL MOISTURE: Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 9
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
2279 1986-2107 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
3950 2279 81 NCBG staff 1967-12-31 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: EQHY
USDA Common Name: Scouringrush Horsetail
Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)
Distribution: USA (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, QC, SK, YT),
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FAC FACW

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Equisetaceae Michaux ex A.P. de Candolle 1804 (Horsetail Family)
SUMMARY: A family with a single genus and about 15 species.
REFERENCE: Hauke in FNA (1993b); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Hauke in Kramer & Green (1990); Des Marais et al. (2003).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Equisetum L. (Horsetail)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 15 species, nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Hauke in FNA (1993b); Zhang & Turland in FoC (2013); Lellinger (1985); Mickel (1979); Hauke in Kramer & Green (1990); Des Marais et al. (2003); Guillon (2004).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Equisetum hyemale in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Equisetum hyemale in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Equisetum hyemale in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Equisetum hyemale in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Equisetum hyemale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Equisetum hyemale

IMAGE USE RECORDS

ID IMAGE: 16 - Primary Image FloraQuest Plant Detail Page (Landscape Preferred)
ID IMAGE1: 16 - Primary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE2: 0 - Secondary Image WOTAS
ID IMAGE3: 25797 - Primary Image Plant Sale Sign (Landscape Only)
ID IMAGE4: 0 - Primary Image New Plant Sale Label (Portrait Only)

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